Inner West Council FOGO bins and fortnightly garbage collection slammed by residents who claim an influx of rats and maggots

Residents in Sydney’s Inner West have rubbished recent bin changes, with many claiming the controversial waste decisions have caused an influx of vermin near their homes. Outraged residents have taken to social media to voice their concerns about food organics and garden organics (FOGO) waste bins and recent changes to garbage collection, arguing that it … Read more

Richard Scolyer undergoes world-first treatment after facing ‘certain death’

Professor Richard Scolyer had earned a reputation as a world leading pathologist when he was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour in June. The 56-year-old, who has been recognised for his pioneering melanoma research, knew the cancer diagnosis meant “certain death”. Now he’s acting as “guinea pig” and undergoing world-first treatment in an attempt to … Read more

Renting will make you age faster than obesity, smoking

No, renters, you are not imagining those grey hairs springing up on your head – your living situation is actually making you older, faster. A landmark study out of the University of Adelaide and University of Essex has found that living in a private rental property accelerates the biological ageing process by more than two … Read more

‘Earning potential not as great’

The physical therapist will not see you now. Outpatient physical therapist (PT) practices are experiencing severe staff shortages, with the highest vacancy rates at 17%, according to a recent report by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a nonprofit group based in Virginia.  The report is based on survey responses from 133 outpatient physical therapy … Read more

How practicing gratitude can improve your physical and mental health: ‘Profound effects’

It’s easy to fall into the “complaint trap” these days — but shifting to a mindset of gratitude can do wonders for body and mind. That’s according to Dr. Anne-Katherin Eiselt from Teladoc Health, a behavioral scientist and neuroscientist based in Washington, D.C. Gratitude has been scientifically linked to reduced stress, lowered heart rate and … Read more

Free COVID tests coming to US schools, says federal government: ‘Preventing the spread’

The federal government will distribute free COVID-19 tests to schools across the U.S., according to an announcement posted on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) website this week. The ED has partnered with the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), a division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to distribute … Read more